The Henry Schuerman Commemorative Wine Dinner
Thursday, June 16th 6:30-9 pm
Blazin’ M Ranch
6 wineries, 6 Chefs and an After Hours Western Party
This innovative wine dinner commemorates the late, great Henry R. Schuerman. Originally a baker by trade, Henry was the first pioneer in the greater Verde Valley to commercially cultivate grapes and make them into wine (believed to be Red Zinfandel). In addition to producing the Schuerman “Red Rock” wine, he also sold tens of thousands of pounds of grapes to immigrant families in the area for their own traditional winemaking. Henry was literally the father and founder of winemaking in our great valley and his name shall live on in this annual feast held in his honor.
This historic six-course, wine pairing menu will be a “Fine Dining” version of the comfort food the early settlers may have been eating on the Schuerman ranch. Think gardens, orchards, stream fishing, hunting and gathering. As an added treat, many descendants of Henry Schuerman will also be attending the meal and they are providing us with old photos and memorabilia!